The MLB is Back, but with Changes

By Vincent Liu

The MLB recently began where it left off at the beginning of the pandemic, but with many differences. On opening day, no fans were there. Washington had a last minute change because superstar outfielder Juan Soto tested positive for COVID, so he wasn’t there. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, got the honor of throwing the first pitch. After some time, it started raining, and that ended the match. Because of the changes in the MLB, this could be a special season. There could be new opportunities. According to Sports Illustrated Kids, “On Thursday, the league expanded the postseason to 16 teams. Some clubs that were not expected to make the playoffs could now earn a spot.” This season could also mean lots of new records. The shortened season could mean that players have a better chance at beating some records, like  Ted Williams’s batting average of .406 and Bob Gibson’s 1.12 ERA.



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